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Species of Thailand

Brown-chested jungle flycatcher

Cyornis brunneatus

Henry Horrocks Slater, 1897

In Thai: นกจับแมลงอกสีน้ำตาลอ่อน

The brown-chested jungle flycatcher (Cyornis brunneatus) is a species of bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

It is found in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Tibet.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

This species was previously placed in the genus Rhinomyias but was moved to Cyornis based on the results of a 2010 molecular phylogenetic study.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare on passage

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal statuses:

  • Non-breeding visitor
  • Mainly spring and autumn passage migrant

Scientific classification

Cyornis brunneatus

Common names

  • English:
    • Brown-chested flycatcher
    • Brown-chested jungle flycatcher
  • Thai: นกจับแมลงอกสีน้ำตาลอ่อน


  • Rhinomyias brunneata, BirdLife International (2004)
  • Rhinomyias brunneata, BirdLife International (2000)
  • Rhinomyias brunneata, Nigel J. Collar et al. (1994)
  • Rhinomyias brunneata, Charles Gald Sibley & Burt Leavelle Monroe (1990)
  • Rhinomyias brunneata, Nigel J. Collar & A. V. Andreev (1988)

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BirdLife)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BCST)


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Brown-chested jungle flycatcher

Range Map

Distribution map of Brown-chested jungle flycatcher, Cyornis brunneatus in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Bangkok Province
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
Range map of Cyornis brunneatus in Thailand